Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web.

From Search Engine Land:

  • Effective July 2018, Google’s Chrome browser will mark non-HTTPS sites as ‘not secure’
    Feb 8, 2018 by Michelle Robbins

    After years of pushing for ‘secure by default’ web sites, Google will identify insecure sites in the Chrome browser beginning mid-Summer.

  • India’s competition regulator fines Google $21.1 million for ‘search bias’ in travel results
    Feb 8, 2018 by Greg Sterling

    However, the OneBox and other search practices were cleared by the Committee.

  • Community Corner: Spotlight on Search Engine Land Award Winners Wolfgang Digital, Metric Theory & Precis Digital
    Feb 9, 2018 by Amy Gesenhues

    An interview series highlighting 2017’s Award winners: a look at the work they accomplished and the results they achieved.

  • Shop ‘til You Click: Creating Shopping Campaigns at Scale
    Feb 9, 2018 by Digital Marketing Depot

    Shopping campaigns are a major source of website traffic and revenue for retailers — and not just during the holiday season! Studies show that only 4 percent to 6 percent of the millions of retail products indexed within Shopping products actually receive clicks. The reality is that it’s harder than ever to effectively manage, execute […]

  • Search in Pics: Google soda lab, escape ladder & cupcakes
    Feb 9, 2018 by Barry Schwartz

    In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. The Google soda lab: Source: Instagram An escape ladder at Google: Source: Twitter Google cupcakes: Source: […]

  • Bing Webmaster Tools adds social sign-in feature
    Feb 9, 2018 by Barry Schwartz

    You can now log into your Bing Webmaster Tools account using your Google or Facebook login.

Recent Headlines From Marketing Land, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Internet Marketing:

  • Facebook’s ad placement reports were supposed to roll out to all advertisers last year but have not
  • Facebook to begin counting viewable-only impressions for Pages’ organic reach next week
  • How to respond when customers get sour on social media
  • Going beyond Super Bowl engagement metrics to find what consumers really think
  • Adobe keeps Sensei busy with new content assignments
  • Led by TapCommerce founders, startup Attentive launches SMS/MMS marketing platform
  • Facebook tests downvoting as it learns how to gauge meaningful engagement on Page posts

Search News From Around The Web:

  • Why No One Can Guarantee SEO Results, Leverable SEO
  • Code suggests Google Assistant will come to all Chromebooks, Engadget
  • Google AdWords Using Maximize Conversion Bidding May See Unusual Higher Costs, Search Engine Roundtable
  • How to Maximize the Value of Your Google Grant Account, 3Q Digital
  • Uber Agrees to Pay Waymo $245 Million Equity to Settle Suit, Bloomberg

About The Author

Barry Schwartz Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry can be followed on social media at @rustybrick, +BarrySchwartz and Facebook. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio and disclosures, click over here.

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